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Transit Facility-Govt to take fee, not duty

Transit Facility-Govt to take fee, not duty Muhith tells of new rules for fixing fees

Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said the government is going to formulate new rules to fix fees for giving transit facility to India for transporting goods through Bangladesh. “They will use our facilities to transport their goods. Our infrastructure will be used and that involves some costs for the government. So we’ll have to take [...]

High Court asks DCs, IGP to prevent stalking of women

High Court asks DCs, IGP to prevent stalking of women

The High Court on Tuesday asked the Deputy Commissioners to remain on high alert about the incidents of stalking of women and directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to take steps to prevent such crimes. Passing a series of interim directives upon a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) writ petition, an HC division bench issued [...]

DCC elections chapter ‘closed’: Shakawat

DCC elections chapter ‘closed’ Shakawat

The Election Commission (EC) continues to backtrack on holding the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) elections. “I do not want to make any comment about the DCC elections. This chapter is closed now. The government may have a political plan about the DCC elections,” election commissioner M Shakwat Hossain told reports at his office on Tuesday. [...]

Army men held Minister’s gunman for tadbir, set free on bond

Gunman of the Sports Minister Ahad Ali Sarkar and his nephew were held by army recruiting officials here today but later set free on a bond. Informed sources said the Minister sent his gunman ASI Golam Mustafa and Krira Parishad employee Mohammad Sharif with recommendation for employment of his nephew Helaluddin, a candidate rejected in [...]

6 killed, 4 injured in separate road mishaps in N`ganj, Barisal, Rangpur and Rajshahi, Ld

Six people were killed and four others injured in separate road accidents in Narayanganj, Barisal, Rangpur and Rajshahi districts on Tuesday. An autorickshaw driver was killed and a passenger was seriously injured in a mishap at Bhuigar on Dhaka-Narayanganj Link Road in Fatulla on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was identified as autorickshaw driver Monir, 20, [...]

Bangladesh implements wage hike for garment workers

DHAKA: A controversial 80 per cent minimum wage hike for Bangladesh`s three million garment workers came into force Monday with the government vowing to prosecute factories that fail to comply. All of the country`s 4,500 garment factories, which produce clothes for top Western brands, must pay workers at least 3,000 taka ($43) a month, up [...]

Pabna accused granted bail

Pabna accused granted bail

A Pabna court on Wednesday granted bail to eight leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and Jubo League in one of the two cases filed in connection with the attack on government officials during the last month’s recruitment test in the district town. Senior Judicial Magistrate of Speedy Trial Tribunal of Pabna Md [...]

Victim’s mother falls to stalker in Faridpur

Victim’s mother falls to stalker in Faridpur

Locals blocked the Dhaka-Khulna highway at 8.30am on Wednesday in protest. After Mizanur Rahman, a mother has been run over and killed by a biker for protesting sexual harassment of her daughter. On Tuesday evening stalker Debashish Saha Rony, 24, ran his motorcycle over one Chapa Rani Biswas, 48, in Madhukhali Upazila of Faridpur.(BDnews24) She [...]

Bangladesh Fooled By Indian Tansit Deal

Bangladesh Fooled By Indian Tansit Deal

How Bangladesh is not getting “Transit Tariffs” from Indian goods shipped through Bangladesh roads into India’s North east region . The whole arguments presented to the people of Bangladesh by the present Government and section of civil society -like Center For Policy Dialog ( CPD ) was that Bangladesh will earn US $ 800 million [...]

Army camp ransacked after clash

Army camp ransacked after clash

The people of Rupganj upazila in Naraynganj on Saturday ransacked and looted an army camp and set two military pickup vans on fire after a clash over land acquisition. Meanwhile at about 3:30pm, four helicopters evacuated at least 60 army personnel from the troubled area. Earlier in the day, at least 30 people, including four [...]

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